Monday, November 3, 2008

Misc Pictures

I'm finally updating my blog with pictures from past meals. Here are some ones my husband dug up on his camera. I don't remember the recipes, but most of these are simple meals that I made. My husband grab the camera, b/c he liked the way they looked.

Roasted Vegetables (red bell peppers, eggplant, asparagus)

This was good. You could try it yourself by cutting up any veges you like and tossing them with olive oil and a bit of salt and pepper. Throw in a hot oven to roast.

Oatmeal Bread

I don't remember where I got this recipe. It was only so so. Definitely edible, but the hunt is still on for a better oatmeal bread.

Steak, Red Potatoes, and Creamed Spinach with Red, Yellow, and Orange Bell Peppers

My favorite part of this meal was definitely the spinach. I was craving creamed spinach one night and put this together. It was also the product of my having red, yellow, and orange bell peppers in my fridge and not knowing what to do with them. I cut up a quarter or each and sauteed them on the stove (butter only please). Then, I threw half a bag of baby spinach in the pan with them. I cooked them down a bit, and then I added a little more butter and some cream. Sprinked with salt and pepper and they were done. Very simple and Very yummy.

I have more pictures floating around. Hope to grab them soon :-)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Tahiti or Bust

One of my favorite sites to visit daily is the kitchn at Apartment Therapy. It's a cooperative blog that has people who posted on living and cooking in small places. My kitchen definitely fits the bill with eight square ft of counterspace!

Last week, I was curious about this post, Buying Food On eBay. I've brought many things on Ebay but never food. I've been reading this blog for many months now, so over time I've grown to trust time. Isn't it crazy that you can develop affinities for people in cyberspace you've never met and will likely never meet. Anyway, I discovered that the company, The Organic Vanilla Bean Company, also has their own website. That's what I used instead of Ebay's site.

I paid 10 dollars for 20 pods. It was an unbelievable deal. They shipped that same day and I got them US Post within another couple of days. Great service, great price, and great beans. Now, I just have to figure out how to properly convert all my recipes that require vanilla extract to use vanilla bean instead. I've got some work cut out for me.

New Blog

Today, I have a brand new blog. I'm an organizing freak and dislike the seemingly random nature of some of my posts. I've decided that I want a blog just devoted to cooking, my favorite hobby. I'm keeping this seperate blog now about my family life. In time, I hope to add blogs on stuff dealing with children and home decorating and crafts.

Yeah, for getting it together!